Walt Disney Pictures now brings word that the project won’t make its original release date of July 10, 2015. Although nothing is set in stone, studio sources indicate that a 2016 release is likely.
The news comes just one day after the studio rescheduled the Marvel Studios property Ant-Man.
The film was still slated for release on July 10th, 2015, but now Disney has decided to push back the film to the summer of 2016 instead.
There aren’t any problems behind the scenes, but as of now, the studio only has an advanced outline from writer Jeff Nathanson, and while they have time to get the script done before the film would have to start shooting in February, they decided not to rush.
Launched in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, the franchise has, in every film so far, featured Johnny Depp in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. The most recent adventure, On Stranger Tides, also starred Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Sam Claflin and turned out more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Catch Me If You Can scribe Jeff Nathanson has provided the screenplay for the fifth installment, which will be directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled to begin production this fall. Via Comingsoon.net